Sarah Jane Minto(1928-2013)

Sarah Jane "Sherry" Minto, 84, died in Klamath Falls, Ore., on Feb. 13, 2013.
Services of tribute and love will be in Merrill Assembly of God at 4 p.m. Saturday. A second service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Eagleville Community Church with interment to follow at Eagleville Cemetery. Friends may call for visitation in Eternal Hills Funeral Home on Friday from 9 to 5 p.m. Visitation at Eagleville will be on Sunday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in Eagleville Community Church.
Sarah was born on Nov. 21, 1928, in Sacramento, Calif., to John and Iva "Deanie" Stafford Mankin. She grew up in the Lincoln, Calif., area until the eighth grade when they moved to Fort Bidwell. She graduated from Surprise Valley High School in 1946. She then attended University of California Berkeley for one year and returned to work at the Modoc County Library.
On May 28, 1950, she married William "Bill" Minto at a beautiful ceremony in Red Bluff, Calif. She later completed her associate's degree with College of the Siskiyous and became the librarian at Surprise Valley High School. Following that, she was the postmaster of Eagleville, a job she held for 17 years until her retirement. Sherry and Bill lived in the Eagleville area for over 40 years.
In 1993, they moved to Merrill, Ore., to be near their family.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Kathy Jensen in 1997 and her husband Bill in 1998.
She will always be known as a devoted wife and mother, having a happy home full of love. Some of her many interests included oil painting, writing, Bible study, and genealogy.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Patty and Dave Jensen of Merrill and Kay and Jim Ellis of Washington; grandchildren Shawna and Patrick Bynum of Napa, Calif., Tracy and Clint Stowers of Alabama, Becky Peruti of Colorado, and Rod Jacobs of Colorado; great-grandchildren Percival, Hadrian and Trajan Bynum, Aaron, Joshua and Sarah Stowers, and Cailynne Peruti.
Those wishing to do so may make memorial contributions in Sarah's memory to Klamath Falls Gospel Mission or the Dr. Roberts Fund-Cedarville, Calif.
Eternal Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Herald And News on Feb. 16, 2013